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Post-trial & Appellate

At Sullivan | Simon we know that your case is never over. From post-trial, post-verdict, post-sentence motions and appeals, to collateral attacks, we believe that expert legal research and writing means you can always win. We write to win, even when other firms have thrown in the towel.

Criminal Law

Sullivan | Simon has more than 20 years of experience in the criminal law. We write to win.

Sullivan | Simon, LLC provides ghostwriting, researching, editing & Bluebooking, and consulting legal services to busy litigators. Most lawyers prefer not to be bothered with the tedium of research and writing. If this describes you, call Matt and David. We will thoroughly and timely complete the job for you.

We also read every precedential opinion of the state as well as federal courts in PA & NJ and summarize those opinions to help you stay up to date on the law. Those summaries are posted on this website and in a weekly report. Sign up below so that our weekly report of case summaries hits your Inbox.

Commonwealth v. Aulisio


The Pennsylvania Superior Court dealt with a juvenile-lifer resentencing under Montgomery/Miller. Here, the juvenile-lifer received two consecutive sentences of 30 years to life. He argued … Read more

In re Att’y Gen. Law Enf’t Directive Nos. 2020-5 and 2020-6


The New Jersey Supreme Court largely upheld the Appellate Division’s opinion that delivered a major victory for advocates of police-department transparency. The Court upheld the … Read more

Commonwealth v. Jefferson


Jefferson appealed the denial of his suppression motion. He argued that the police lacked reasonable suspicion to stop his vehicle based solely on the inference … Read more

State v. Ramirez


The New Jersey Appellate Division reversed an order from the Law Division that granted in part the State’s motion to redact the victim’s address from … Read more

Commonwealth v. Koger


The defendant appealed following revocation of parole for his conviction of two crimes. He challenged the sufficiency of the evidence, arguing the Commonwealth did not … Read more

Circle K, Inc. v. Webster


This dispute involved a land transfer. Circle K appealed from the entry of summary judgment in favor of the defendants and argued that the trial … Read more

Carbajal v. Patel


This third-party automobile negligence appeal required the New Jersey Appellate Division to determine whether the defendant’s inability to obtain contribution under the Joint Tortfeasors Contribution … Read more

In re Mann


This case presented the New Jersey Appellate Division with a dispute over a trust account. One trustee resigned his position after learning he had several … Read more

Baxter v. Superintendent Coal Twp. SCI


The Third Circuit granted the appellee’s motion to publish its opinion in Baxter v. Superintendent Coal Twp. SCI. The case arose in the context of … Read more

Massie v. Unemployment Comp. Bd. of Rev.


The Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court reversed an Unemployment Compensation Board of Review order that had affirmed a referee’s determination. The referee found that the claimant failed … Read more

Click below to read articles written by Matt and David.

We framed an innocent man, but we have prosecutorial immunity, RIGHT?!


On April 20, 2020, the Third Circuit filed an opinion … Read more

We don’t owe you squat!


On April 7, the Superior Court of Pennsylvania decided Spector … Read more

Use This Time to Reflect on Law Firm Management


With courts practically closed, and commerce overall slowed to a … Read more

No (attempted) good deed goes unpunished.


In Commonwealth v. Frederick, 770 MDA 2019 (Pa. Super Ct. 2020), … Read more

Appealing Adverse Pretrial Detention Rulings


With the onslaught of COVID-19 and the virus’s breakneck pace … Read more

Writ of Error Coram Nobis – alive, but, perhaps, not so well.


In Ragbir v. USA (, the Third Circuit Court of … Read more

NJ courts inch their way into the future.


In Pathri v. Kakarlamath (, the New Jersey Appellate Division recognized … Read more